I played hooky from bible study today because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the state of my home. I don't know about you but when my house is in chaos (not just disarray but chaos) I cannot function well.
So today I had a date with my cleaning supplies. As soon as my quiet time and coffee were finished I set about feathering my nest. Decluttering and wiping away grime as I went along from room to room.
Sometimes the mess sneaks up on me and other times I know it's building but life gets busy and I start procrastinating and wham! before I know it I am in full on melt down mode from the stress of it all.
But, if I am going to practice what I preach, I needed to seek and savor the beauty even in this moment. Sometimes when outward beauty is not easy to spot, I need to look inward and find it in my heart where it's always tucked away...in the knowledge that my house is messy because it is full of people I love and my life is busy with activities that bring me joy. Plus, I have the physical ability to get it all cleaned up and the comfort of a roof over my head.
And right now, I have my feet curled up on the sofa and a warm cup of tea in my hand and am feeling wonderfully content. I hope you can feel it, too.